The virus won’t disappear automatically with the arrival of summer, but there’s good news.
A study by Sun Yat-sen University in Chinese Guangzhou reveals that a specific temperature favors the spread of coronaviruses.
The study, published last month and still to be reviewed, suggests that heat has a significant effect on coronavirus and could also affect its spread.
Coronavirus is reportedly sensitive to high temperatures, which could affect its spread in countries with warmer climates, while countries with colder climates should impose stricter controls.
In many countries around the world, governments and experts hope the number will fall with warmer weather. Another study published by a group of researchers, including epidemiologist Mark Lipsic of Harvard University, reveals that the spread of the virus is possible in areas with varying levels of moisture in the air.
“The weather alone, such as an increase in temperature and humidity, will not necessarily reduce the number of coronavirus infected people without implementing public health measures,” the study said.
Specifically, the research team draws on data from each coronavirus case confirmed between January 20 and February 4, which includes more than 400 Chinese cities and regions.
The data were compared with meteorological data for January, and the analysis showed that the number of infected rose while the temperature was 8.72 degrees Celsius. After that, the number of infected began to decline.
“Air temperature has an impact on the environment in which people live, and it can play a role in controlling epidemics,” they say.
Hassan Zaraket, an expert at the Center for Infectious Diseases at the American University of Beirut, argues that warmer and wetter weather can affect less coronavirus transmission.
“We are still learning about this virus, but what we know about other coronaviruses can be helpful. If the weather helps us reduce the transmission of the virus, then we can stop it from spreading,” Zaraket said about the corona.
Michael Mike Ryan, the head of the World Health Organization‘s emergency department, told the public that he did not hope too much that the epidemic would disappear automatically with the arrival of the flight.
“We have to suppose that the virus will continue to spread. We would give people false hope if we said that it would disappear like a cold, but we cannot claim it because there is no evidence yet,” he concluded.